My partner is Coptic and I am Catholic. We both strongly believe in our faiths and either one of us do not want to change our religion. I do not want to convert to Coptic and do not expect him to marry in a Catholic Church and be excommunicated from his church. Would he still be excommunicated if we were to be married by a celebrant? Can our children be raised by Coptic church and if they are, what issues would I have as the mother not being part of the church? For eg can I still attend Coptic mass with them if I wanted to?